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European Commission STARTS Prize 2019 and How to Apply Online

European Commission STARTS Prize 2019 and How to Apply Online.

European Commission STARTS Prize 2019 Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named STARTS: Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology and ARTS.

European Commission STARTS Prize 2019

Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes.

The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Prizes

Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

  • Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.
  • Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.

Eligibility

  • Artists / creative professionals or the researchers / companies involved from throughout the world;
  • STARTS is not limited to citizens of EU-member states.

They are looking for:

  • Groundbreaking collaborations and projects driven by both technology and the arts. Purely artistic or technologically driven projects are not the focus of this competition.
  • All forms of artistic works and practices with a strong link to innovation in technology, business and/or society; furthermore, STARTS is not restricted to a particular genre such as media art and digital art.
  • All types of technological and scientific research and development that has been inspired by art or involves artists as catalysts of novel thinking.

Criteria

  • Quality of the artistic research and its potential influence on technology
  • Quality and success of the collaboration between art and technology
  • Quality and intensity of the connection to innovation, education, social inclusion or sustainability
  • General criteria such as aesthetics, originality, convincing concept, innovation and the technique and quality of the presentation

Method of Application

  • Every submitted project must be, at the time of its submission, either totally completed or far enough along for the jury to be able to assess its quality and the likelihood of it being successfully implemented. The same applies to collaborative arrangements—at the time they’re submitted, they must already be up-and-running and in the implementation stage. No consideration will be given to entries that are purely concepts, ideas or proposals for collaboration.
  • Projects should not be older than two years or have to show a significant update or further development within the last two years.
  • There is no fee to enter the STARTS Prize 2019 competition.
  • Every submission to the Prix Ars Electronica prize competition can also be entered for STARTS Prize consideration. In other words, it’s possible for a single project to win both the STARTS Prize 2019 as well as a Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica grand prize. How does this work? It’s totally easy—at the end of the Prix Ars Electronica online submission, simply check the appropriate box!

All STARTS Prize 2019 winners will be notified in May 2019 at the latest. The winning projects will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival in September 2019 in Linz, Austria, at the BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival in September/October 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, at Waag in Amsterdam, Netherlands and at various partners worldwide.

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For more information, visit the Official Website

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

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Apply Now: European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Program 2019

Apply Now: European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Program 2019.

European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Program 2019Trainees work all over the European Commission/Services/Agencies mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and across the European Union. The content of the job depends on the service you are assigned to. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy etc.

European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Program 2019

Trainees daily work consists of:

  • Attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings
  • Researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations, answering queries
  • Running projects

Benefits

  • The living allowance for the 2019 traineeships sessions will be 1,196.84€ per month
  • Visa costs and related medical fees may be reimbursed together with the travel expenditures

Eligibility

  • Open to all EU citizens regardless of age. A limited number of places are also allocated to non EU nationals.
  • The traineeship program is open to university graduates who:
    • Have a university degree or equivalent, of at least 3 years of study, corresponding to a complete cycle (Bachelor’s);
    • Have a very good knowledge (C level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of two EU official languagues, one of which must be a procedural language: English or French or German. For non EU nationals only one procedural language is required.
    • Have no prior work experience of any kind, in excess of 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency, EU delegations, with Members of Parliament (MEPs) or Advocates General at the EUCJ.

Assessment Criteria

Every single application is assessed on the basis of academic profile, language skills and additional qualities, such as international profile, work experience, publications and motivation. A ranking is then established and around 2000 candidates with the highest scores are pre-identified for the Virtual Blue Book.

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For more information, visit the Official Website

Application Deadline: February 4, 2019

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Apply for European Commission JRC Traineeship Program 2019 Here

Apply for European Commission JRC Traineeship Program 2019 Here.

European Commission JRC Traineeship Program 2019 The JRC offers internships to young trainees who wish to acquire scientific work experience and to put into practice the scientific knowledge they have obtained during their studies or professional careers.

European Commission JRC Traineeship Program 2019

The scientific activities of the JRC are divided between the following sites: Brussels, Ispra, Geel, Petten, Karlsruhe and Seville. The maximum duration is 5 months, the minimum is 3 months. Contracts begin on either the 1st or the 16th day of the month.

Training Details

There are two types of training:

  • Training related to the preparation of a thesis for a university degree:This is for individuals who are receiving university education or its equivalent and are preparing a thesis for a university degree or Master’s degree or PhD or its equivalent at graduate level. The purpose of the training must be directly related to the subject of the thesis.
  • Training after university education (or its equivalent):This type of training is for individuals who wish to gain work experience following the award of a university degree, Master’s degree, or PhD.

Benefits

  • Trainees can benefit from a monthly allowance. Those whose place of recruitment is less than 50km from the JRC site will receive half of this allowance;
  • The monthly allowance is equivalent to 25% of the basic remuneration for an official at grade AD5/1 adjusted by the correction coefficient applicable to the JRC site where the traineeship takes place.

Eligibility

  • Trainees are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union or of candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy and of other countries contributing financially to the Framework Program. However, a limited number of nationals of non- Member States may also be accepted;
  • Trainees are required to have an excellent knowledge of at least two official languages of the EU, of which one is also a working language of the Commission (English, French or German);
  • Non-EU nationals must have a very good knowledge of at least one of the working languages.

Click Here to Apply

For more information, visit the Official Website

Application Deadline: January 2, 2019

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European Commission Traineeship Program 2018 is Out Online | Click Here to Apply

European Commission Traineeship Program 2018 is Out Online | Click Here to Apply.

European Commission Traineeship Program 2018 Trainees work all over the European Commission/Services/Agencies mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and across the European Union.

European Commission Traineeship Program 2018

The content of the job depends on the service you are assigned to. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy etc.

Trainees daily work consists of:

  • Attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings
  • Researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations, answering queries
  • Running projects

Benefits.

  • The living allowance for the traineeship will be €1,176.83 per month;
  • Visa costs and related medical fees may be reimbursed together with the travel expenditures

Eligibility.

The traineeship programme is open to university graduates who:

  • Have a university degree or equivalent, of at least 3 years of study, corresponding to a complete cycle (Bachelor’s);
  • Have a very good knowledge (C level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of two EU official languagues, one of which must be a procedural language: English or French or German. For non EU nationals only one procedural language is required.
  • Have no prior work experience of any kind, in excess of 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency, EU delegations, with Members of Parliament (MEPs) or Advocates General at the EUCJ.

Assessment Criteria.

Every single application is assessed on the basis of academic profile, language skills and additional qualities, such as international profile, work experience, publications and motivation. A ranking is then established and around 2000 candidates with the highest scores are pre-identified for the Virtual Blue Book.

Click Here to Apply

For more information, visit the Official Website

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

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